A concept in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory would allow potential planetary missions to chase interesting clues in subsurface oceans. Someday, a swarm of cellphone-size robots could whisk through the water beneath the miles-thick icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus, looking for signs of alien life. Packed inside a narrow […]
NASA names two national winners for the Lunabotics Junior contest: Lucia Grisanti, for grades K-5 and Shriya Sawant for the grades 6-12 were selected from approximately 2,300 submitted designs of Moon rovers.Credits: Future Engineers NASA has chosen two students as winners of the Lunabotics Junior Contest, a national competition for K-12 students featuring the agency’s Artemis missions. […]
Motiv and Blue Origin awarded DIU contract to develop modular and scalable space robotics. Motiv Space Systems announced today it has been awarded a contract under the Defense Innovation Unit’s (DIU’s) Modularity for Space Systems Program (M4SS) together with sub-contractor Blue Origin. The contract leverages Motiv’s advanced space robotics technology to enable a new age […]
The ISS robot collective consists of three cube-shaped floating robots that help humans conduct research and experiments up in orbit.
Autonomous robots that will battle it out in a former Kentucky mine this week for the chance to win $2 million could possibly explore the surfaces of alien worlds in future space missions.
A new kind of space race is in full thrust right now. Just not the one you think.
Though NASA’s Perseverance rover is on the Mars surface looking for signs of ancient life, the US space agency believes that robots looking in caves may help the US space agency find life outside this planet.
When searching for signs of life on other planets, scientists say caves are a crucial place to look. But how can a team on Earth effectively explore intricate, dark, unfamiliar landscapes on another world?